My senior design team (who I'm also trying to start a business with) have been interviewing lots of farmers to see what their daily life is like on the farm and what problems they face. We have definitely found a use for UAVs for the application of farming, as it can dramatically decrease the time to scout, and decrease the amount of input (fertilizer, pesticides, water, etc.) required to keep the crops healthy. We are still in the process of interviewing and doing small UAV demos on farmer's fields, but if we are ever in the Statesboro region, I will let you know and maybe we can meet up. Like you, our team is doing our best to "preach the gospel of UAVs." It is definitely hard as there are both FAA regulation risk involved as well as a technology risk - UAVs are not quite mature enough for an old farmer to push a button and let the vehicle do its thing.
Anyways, good to hear that you're making the effort to contact your congressman about the good uses of UAVs,
I hope things turn out better than what they seem
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